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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Field Supervisors (10)

Date of Validity

Vacancy Details

Makerere University School of Public Health is a partner in a consortium of Institutions/Organisations that is implementing a 5-year program entitled Reducing High Fertility Rates and Improving Sexual Reproductive Health Outcomes in Uganda (RISE). The consortium, which is led by Mariestopes International as the Prime Grant holder, is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) of United Kingdom. As part of its monitoring and evaluation role in the consortium, Makerere University School of Public Health is conducting a midline evaluation in the program regions of Central 1, Central 2, East Central, Eastern, Karamoja, West Nile and Western. We are therefore seeking suitable persons to fill the positions of Research assistants, Supervisors, IT manager and Data manager for a period not more than one month.

Job Title: Field Supervisors (10)

Main role: Working together with the Project Coordinator and Investigators to supervise and support field data collection activities.

Key Specific Responsibilities

  • Work alongside the Project Coordinator and other members of the research team to meet the research project objectives
  • Support training of research assistants
  • Supervise mapping and listing of selected enumeration areas
  • Ensure safe custody of both manual and digital data collected and institute quality checks of the data being collected
  • Oversee data collected from the field and ensure it is correctly saved in the existing databases on the allocated server
  • Hold daily debrief meetings with the field teams to assess how the day’s activities proceeded and plan for the next day
  • Ensure quality assurance of the data collected
  • Prepare and submit daily field reports to the Project Coordinator
  • Perform any other tasks as required by the technical team

Minimum qualifications and requirements

  • A graduate with Bachelor’s degree. Possession of a Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Having worked in at least 2 research projects as a supervisor with experience of mapping and listing.
  • A valid certificate in Good Clinical Practice and or Human Subject Research is an added advantage:  One of the sites that tests and gives a valid certificate is:


  • Should have at least 5 years’ experience with quantitative health research
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Must be willing to work beyond official working hours
  • Having supervised data collection at baseline evaluation of the RISE program is an added advantage

Application procedure:

Interested persons should submit their application to the link below indicating what they have in regard to minimum qualifications/requirements, and proficiency in any of the local languages prevalent in the study area. These are Ateso, Ngakarimojong, Luganda, Lugbara, Luo, Runyankole-Rukiga, Runyoro-Rutoro, Lugisu, and Lusoga. In addition, they should attach, official copies of academic transcripts/certificates and updated curriculum vitae stating at least two referees.  

Please provide reliable 24-hour phone contact and WhatsApp line if different. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Interested applicants should submit their applications via the links below not later than 5 pm Wednesday 17th February 2021, Ugandan time

Apply through this link:

Field Supervisors Link:

Terms and conditions: Only shortlisted people will be called for interviews.